Holiday reading

Enough work, here’s some recommended reading for Christmas and New Year. All of it is free, online, and I enjoyed each one. Many of these come via the New York Times’ “What We’re Reading” email, which is a thing of joy.

The town where everyone got free money

A brief history of buildings that spin

Parenting by the Books: ‘On The Banks of Plum Creek’

Get them on the blower

My Saga: Karl Ove Knausgaard travels through North America

Omission

Sound check: the quietest place in the US

The most exclusive restaurant in America

Why do we work so hard?

The coddling of the American mind

The untold story of Silk Road

The town without wi-fi

The strange and curious tale of the last true hermit

A wrenching choice for Alaska towns in the path of climate change

Meet the man who flies around the world for free

The eagle huntress story

Firestorm: poor planning and tactical errors fueled a wildfire catastrophe

Today we are his family

On tickling the dragon’s tail

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